TAM Wai Keung, Prof.

  • 8 Castle Peak Road, Tuen Mun

    Hong Kong

  • 182 Scopus Citations
  • 9 Scopus h-Index
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Wai-keung Tam is a Research Assistant Professor in the Department of Political Science at Lingnan University. He specializes in comparative politics, law and society, public policy, and the political economy of development. He is the author of Legal Mobilization under Authoritarianism: The Case of Post-Colonial Hong Kong (New York: Cambridge University Press, 2013). His book received Honorable Mention from the Committee for the Distinguished Book Award for 2014 of the Sociology of Law Section of the American Sociological Association. Wai-keung has also authored articles in journals such as The China Quarterly, Law & Social Inquiry, Crime, Law and Social Change, and Journal of Contemporary Asia.

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Projects 2013 2020

Research Output 2000 2020

  • 182 Scopus Citations
  • 9 Scopus h-Index
  • 18 Journal Article (refereed)
  • 1 Book (Author)
  • 1 Book Chapter
Hong Kong

Political representation of racial minorities in the parliament of Singapore

TAM, W. K., Dec 2019, In : Japanese Journal of Political Science. 20, 4, p. 225-239 15 p.

Research output: Journal PublicationsJournal Article (refereed)

party member

Women’s Political Representation in a Hybrid and Patriarchal Regime: Evidence from Singapore

TAM, W. K., 30 Jun 2019, In : Parliamentary Affairs. 31 p., gsz019.

Research output: Journal PublicationsJournal Article (refereed)

women's rights
national minority


LU RGC Competitive Grants Award 2019

Wai Keung TAM (Recipient), Apr 2019

Prize: Prize / Award